5 Corners Kitchen in Marblehead reports an unexpected challenge in running outdoor seating: A right-wing asshole with a sign:
When human garbage enters your restaurant’s outdoor patio WITHOUT A MASK ON to spew his hate-filled, threatening B.S. to your guests... Apparently it’s his 1st amendment right to “protest” by our guests who are trying to enjoy their dinners?? Does your first amendment right surpass public safety?? Sadly, there is little we can do since our outdoor patio is “on public property.” Just another fun aspect of operating a restaurant during COVID-19!!
Among the hashtags on the photo: #PleaseBailMeOutWhenIPunchHim.
Begum Edelman, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband Barry, adds they are looking at how they can keep the guy away from their patio and possibly seek charges against him since he was violating the state's mask requirement for outdoor restaurant seating areas. In response to one fan's suggestion that he would go away if people just ignored him, she writes:
[W]e can’t ignore him when he is potentially infecting our guests and our staff. We have lost too many friends to COVID-19 already.